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School Supply Drive a good cause to rally around

July 2, 2014 The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools has invited the community to join this year’s School Supply Drive, which runs through July 15. more »»

Deaths bring perils of war home again

June 18, 2014 Fresh on the heels of Memorial Day, America lost another five service personnel to the perils of wa. more »»

Best wishes Class of 2014!

June 11, 2014 With graduation, like their high school years, now behind them, members of the Class of 2014 are embarking on the next steps on their respective journeys. more »»

Hurricane season has opened: Be prepared

June 3, 2014 Forecasters are predicting a “below average” hurricane season this year but local officials offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc and... more »»

VA wait-time debacle a national disgrace

May 27, 2014 On Monday, we, as a nation, again paused to remember the men and women Memorial Day is intended to honor — the members of our armed forces who died in service to their country. more »»

Give the gift of life, donate blood

April 30, 2014 The Easter holiday traditionally marks the end of “season” in Southwest Florida. more »»

This is a key primary

April 16, 2014 Registered Republicans in much of Lee and Collier counties have a decision ahead. more »»

Thank you for your service

April 2, 2014 As the U.S. military budget faces the chopping block and great reductions in troop levels to save money, American service men and women continue to pay the price for their service on our behal. more »»

Everyone has a role as a watchdog for open government

March 26, 2014 Each year, The Neighbor, along with newspapers and media outlets across the country, takes part in Sunshine Week. more »»

And they’re off... Candidates qualify for Radel’s seat

March 5, 2014 The ballot for the upcoming special general election and related primary for the congressional seat vacated by former House Rep Trey Radel was finalized Wednesday. more »»

Words to the wise: Trust no one

February 26, 2014 Apparently, the down economy isn’t down for everyone. For some, it’s a time of opportunity. more »»

Officials urge, vaccinate your pets

February 5, 2014 Another “spike” in the number of animals testing positive for an often fatal, yet preventable, virus has prompted Lee County Domestic Animal Services to again warn pet owners that they need to... more »»

Eagle cam updates must-see viewing

December 31, 2013 The Southwest Florida “Eagle Cam” has received more than 19 million views over the past couple of years. more »»

Lots of opportunity to shop local this holiday season

December 4, 2013 “Black Friday” got an early start this year with Thanksgiving Day specials, door busters and one-day sales. more »»

For the good of all, Radel should resign

November 27, 2013 “I’m sorry, I have no excuse for what I’ve done, and I’m not going to try to make any excuses for what I’ve done... I’ve let down our country. I’ve let down our constituents. more »»

Still time for input on Cayo Costa

October 11, 2013 Area residents who have an opinion on whether the state should retain or sell environmental lands on Cayo Costa and North Captiva in the hope of buying “better” sites who knows where, still have an... more »»

Don’t raid Conservation 20/20 tax dollars

September 4, 2013 After saying no to a similar proposal in April of 2011, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners is again looking to tap tax dollars earmarked for the purchase of environmentally sensitive land. more »»

A time to mourn, a time for thanks

August 14, 2013 The Southwest Florida law enforcement community mourned the loss of one of their own this past weekend. Sgt. more »»

Be aware, take care, schools open Thursday

August 6, 2013 Public schools open across Lee County this Thursday. An estimated 86,000 students, ranging from kindergarten through high school, will return to the classroom as the new school year gets under way. more »»

Care packages for our troops

June 26, 2013 Although the war in Afghanistan is winding down, we still have troops deployed. And these men and women, particularly those on the front line, still need us. more »»

 
 

 

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